Learning and Teaching

At Dixons Allerton Academy (DAA), we build a partnership between parents, students, and teachers that puts learning first. We help our students to  value learning   by activating them as owners of their own learning, utilising the pedagogical approaches of flipped learning and mastery.

Our teachers have real respect for their learners as people with ideas of their own. They are passionate about teaching and learning, and able to present challenging learning tasks. Their expertise allows them to 'read' their classrooms and to be more responsive to learners. They are extremely flexible and take every opportunity to maximise learning. They are great seekers and users of feedback.

We firmly believe that assessment is the bridge between teaching and learning. Therefore, every lesson at DAA will show evidence of the following core features:

  1. Personalised learning activities
  2. Effective formative assessment
  3. Clear development and structure of learning

THESE ARE COMPULSORY FEATURES OF ALL OUR LESSONS.

In our classrooms and in our schemes of work and lessons plans, we value knowledge, skills and understanding.

Our top 3 literacy strategies are: reading book in possession at all times (reading); speak in full sentences and no slang (speaking); track the speaker/s (listening).

We harness the power of feedback to increase student engagement, by ensuring that feedback is focussed on embedding learning and showing progress.

We expect all students to progress at least two levels over a Key Stage. This will result in nearly every student succeeding in achieving at least five good GCSE's at grades A*-C (including English and mathematics), and the majority achieving the English Baccalaureate (5 A*-C in English, mathematics, science, one language and history / geography).

Curriculum Plan - All Years
Options Booklet - 2016

If you need anymore information about any of the courses we offer, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Brook on 01274 770 230 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject Curriculum